Dozens of crashes reported on icy roads Monday
Drivers encountered slippery conditions as the work week began across the Twin Cities metro area.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said many roads were either partially or completely covered with ice in the region after overnight rain started to freeze in the early morning hours.
Temperatures ranged from the mid-to-low 30s throughout the morning, depending on where you were in the metro area.
Multiple crashes and spinouts were reported. The Minnesota State Patrol reports one crash Monday morning involved 11 vehicles near Interstate 394 and Highway 100. During that crash, authorities say one person was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.
Overall, the State Patrol reported 115 crashes — 18 of which resulted in injuries — across the state from 6-11 a.m. Another 81 vehicles spun out or ended up off the road during that time.
Roads were also icy enough to cause dozens of school districts to announce delays or cancellations across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. CLICK HERE for an updated list.
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Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow says rain will continue Monday morning in the metro area as well as spots to the south. Meanwhile, freezing rain is likely in areas north of the metro.
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